pendurar

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From Old Portuguese pendurar, pendorar, from Medieval Latin pendulare, from Latin pendulus (hanging), from pendeō (I hang).

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pendurar (first-person singular present indicative penduro, past participle pendurado)

  1. to hang (cause (something) to be suspended)
  2. (figuratively) to give up or retire from a profession (followed by the name of a piece of clothing associated with the profession)
    • 2005, Jean Hatzfeld, Rosa Freire d’Aguiar, Uma Temporada de Facões, Editora Companhia das Letras, page 271:
      Largou o Exército para tornar-se policial da comuna, e pendurou o uniforme em 1992, quando foi mais ou menos afastado depois de um crime; desde então dedicou- se totalmente à lavoura.
      He quit the army to become a police officer in the city, and hung his uniform (=retired from the police) in 1992, when he was more-or-less suspended after a crime; since then he has dedicated himself entirely to agriculture.

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